The signs at the Forest Workers’ Memorial Park have recently undergone a restoration thanks to the Cowichan Lake Community Forest Cooperative.

Our Community in Brief – August 5, 2015

Lake Cowichan Sparks unit looking for parent leader.

Lake Cowichan Sparks unit looking for parent leader

The local Girl Guides are looking for a mother to join them as the leader of Lake Cowichan’s Sparks unit, which will form at the end of August.

The applicant must be available for a weekly one hour meeting, on Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m., as well as for camping trips and sleepovers. The Sparks unit is typically made up of 10 five to six-year-old girls.

Call Lola Sinclair at 250-749-3104 for more information.


Local Scouts find home at Mesachie Hall

Having recently made a return to Lake Cowichan after a decade of absence, the local Scouts group has now found a new home at the Mesachie Lake Hall.

The group recently made an agreement with Cowichan Lake Recreation, allowing them to use the hall rent-free from September to January 1, 2016. Following this they will be required to pay a monthly rental fee to continue using the hall.

The original Scout Hall was torn down after the Scouts were inactive for several years.


Summer drop-in hockey at Cowichan Lake Sports Arena

Need to escape the summer heat? How about hitting the rink?

Cowichan Lake Recreation will be hosting drop-in hockey at CLSA every Sunday from August 2 to 30. Open to ages six to 10 (11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.), 11 to 15 (12:30 to 1:50 p.m.) and 16+ (2 to 3:20 p.m.)

No contact. Full gear is required and the cost is $5.50 per player, goalies play free. Skate sharpening available for $5.50.

Call 250-749-6742 for more information.


Wine and Cheese fund-raiser for Lake Auxiliary

The Lake Auxiliary to the Cowichan District Hospital is hosting a wine and cheese event to raise funds to purchase equipment for the maternity ward of the hospital.

The group promises a fun-filled evening on October 3. In addition to wine and cheese tasting, the event will also feature a fashion show, cash bar, 50/50 draws, silent auction and door prizes.

Tickets are available at the Footwear Centre (42 South Shore Road) for $20.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the event will start at 7 p.m.

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